Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) Orchid Show

 

Singapore, 21 April 2018 – The inaugural Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) Orchid Show was unveiled at the National Orchid Garden and other parts of the Singapore Botanic Gardens today, welcoming visitors to a wonderland of over 100 varieties of award-winning and heritage orchids from 21 – 29 April 2018.

The nine-day show pays tribute to Singapore’s long heritage as a leader in orchid breeding, and provides a platform for local professionals and enthusiasts to showcase their skills, while nurturing an appreciation for orchid growing in Singapore.

Today, the National Parks Board (NParks) also announced the establishment of the country’s first seed bank in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which will further bolster efforts in conserving orchids and native plants, as well as safeguard germplasm of threatened plant species in Southeast Asia. When completed, the seed bank will store seeds from up to 25,000 plant species. This is half the total number of seed plant species in Southeast Asia, and nearly triple the amount currently stored in the Garden’s living collection.

The SGF Orchid Show was officially launched at a ceremony graced by Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, who was hosted by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance. An offshoot of the flagship SGF, the event is a partnership between NParks and the Orchid Society of South East Asia (OSSEA).

The SGF Orchid Show primes the country to play its role as host for the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference in 2022. It also coincides with the 125th anniversary of Singapore’s national flower, Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim (previously known as Vanda Miss Joaquim), adding special significance to the event.

Displays and plants in full bloom at the Orchid Plaza and National Orchid Garden

Over nine days, visitors to the Singapore Botanic Gardens will be wowed by 17 landscape displays at the Orchid Plaza. Amongst these are 13 competitive landscape displays created by local orchid growers and others from Asia Pacific countries.

Non-competitive showcases include “Celebrations!”, a special display that marks Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year. This presents some of the most beautiful and robust orchids native to ASEAN countries, as well as the commemorative Renanthera ASEAN 2018 orchid.

Just next to “Celebrations!” is “Orchid Splendour”, a creation by staff of the National Orchid Garden. “Orchid Splendour” mimics a freshwater swamp setting and features Singapore’s heritage orchids, including hybrids such as Aranthera Anne Black, Papilionanda Tan Chay Yan and Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim. There also are fragrant orchids – such as Papilionanda Mimi Palmer and Vandachostylis Janice Allison – which emit scents to attract pollinators and are used as ingredients in perfumes. Also incorporated in “Orchid Splendour” are other orchids which have been reintroduced to their natural habitat in the freshwater swamps of Singapore.

Alongside these are displays by members of OSSEA and the Singapore Orchid Growers’ Association.

In the National Orchid Garden, visitors will be greeted by an array of more than 700 of the region’s best orchid plants, competing for 38 heritage trophies. Of these, the finest are displayed at Burkill Hall, including the winner of the President’s Challenge Cup, which is awarded to the best plant in the show.

The main Singapore Garden Festival at Gardens by the Bay will take place from 21 July to 3 August 2018. For more information, please visit http://www.singaporegardenfestival.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SGGardenFest

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Singapore Garden Festival 2016 (SGF) at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Garden Festival 2016 (SGF) at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Garden Festival 2016, the much-anticipated premier international garden and flower event, Singapore Garden Festival (SGF), will return for its sixth edition from 23 to 31 July 2016!

 

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Over the nine days, visitors can look forward to taking in the best of tropical horticulture and floral artistry spread across 9.7 hectares at Gardens by the Bay.

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The Festival has expanded beyond The Meadow and onto Bayfront Plaza, in addition to the Orchid Extravaganza at the Flower Dome.

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There will also be nightly concerts and over 100 stalls offering food and beverages, plants, gardening and landscape products for sale outside the ticketed area.

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NDP 2016 (National Day Parade 2016 Preview 1)

National Day Parade 2016 marks the first year of the next fifty years of our Singapore Story. The theme “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow” was adopted by the NDP 16 EXCO as it points to the future and rally Singaporeans to action.DSC_4412.JPG

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DSC_4479.JPG3wheelingtots were there for the first Preview on 23 July 2016. It is a memory that never fades.DSC_4574.JPG

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This is the first year NDP was held in the new National Stadium. It has awesome lighting effects, clear surround sound, excellent use of hanging objects and flying capability. Most importantly, the place is air-conditioned and there are individual seats and ample toilet cubicles!
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DSC_4756a.jpgThe story “Badang” is beautifully crafted. The SOKA performance is memorable. And the “fireworks” inside the Stadium are fantastically displayed.

A 6-minutes highlights of NDP 16’s 1st Preview Show!

 

Robinsons LEGO Roadshow Singapore

Join us at the LEGO Roadshow from now till 17 July, for a day of fun-filled family activities and awesome deals!
Activities lined up for you:

1) LEGO City Family Build*
– Form a Family Team (2-4 members, including a child aged 4 to 12 years old) and build your very own LEGO city!
-Each registered team with completed creations will receive a LEGO Goodie bag worth $30!

– To register, present a same-day minimum $60 purchase receipt in JEM or minimum $20 purchase receipt in LEGO Roadshow.
2) LEGO Weekend Activity*
– On 6, 9, 10, 16 and 17 July, 12pm to 6pm, join us by designing your own LEGO Friends bracelet to get ready for your playdate with friends! Or you can also create your LEGO city adventure and be a LEGO city builder!

Terms & Conditions apply, while stocks last. By registration only. No purchase is required. Only at JEM Atrium Level 1!

For more information, please logon to: https://www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSingapore/photos/a.646384075387765.1073741842.184457101580467/1452961574730007/?type=3&theater

My Little Pony – Friend-tastic Picnic Party

A special MY LITTLE PONY Friend-tastic Picnic Party on Sentosa! Happened on 9 July at Palawan Green, we were there with our own picnic goodies for this cosy picnic while watching screenings of MY LITTLE PONY animation in the evening!

Storytelling Comes Alive!

Date: 11 June – 17 July 2016
Time: 10.30am – 7.00pm
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Free Event

Experience the MAGIC with Sentosa this year, as Sentosa partner with Hasbro to present larger-than-life displays through visual art installations (3D artistic illusions, hand-painted displays and new-age digital projections), all themed around MY LITTLE PONY! Spread across three distinct zones around Palawan Beach, there will be plenty to see and do at Storytelling Comes Alive! with MY LITTLE PONY this year!